Practice resources

Our practice resources summarise the latest research and evidence to help front-line staff deliver a consistent, quality service to the people they support. If you can't find the resource you're looking for, contact us.

  • May 2013

    Working with older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - research to practice briefing 8

    Overview of the literature on providing culturally appropriate services to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Prepared in partnership with Neuroscience Research Australia.

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  • Sep 2012

    Supporting older people experiencing mental distress or illness - research to practice briefing 7

    Overview of the literature on how those who work in the community aged care sector can support people who show signs of mental illness. Prepared in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute.

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  • Sep 2011

    Cumulative harm

    A resilience-led approach to provide guidance for assessment and intervention when working with children and families in cases involving cumulative harm.

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  • Sep 2011

    Supporting the independence of older people - research to practice briefing 6

    A review of the current literature focusing on time-limited interventions that, where possible, help older people ‘get back on their feet’. Prepared in partnership with Southern Cross University.

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  • Sep 2011

    Infants at risk of abuse and neglect

    A resilience-led approach to provide guidance for assessment and intervention when working with children and families where infants are at risk of abuse and neglect.

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  • Dec 2010

    Working with and supporting informal carers - research to practice briefing 5

    A review of the current literature to guide community care workers in their day to day work with carers (family members and friends). Prepared in partnership with the University of Wollongong.

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  • Nov 2010

    Supporting older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds - research to practice briefing 4

    A review of the current literature focusing on community care workers in their day to day work with older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Prepared in partnership with the Social Policy Research Centre.

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  • Nov 2010

    Responding to abuse of older people - research to practice briefing 3

    Overview of the literature on how community care workers can recognise, respond to and prevent abuse of older people living in the community. Developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne.

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  • May 2009

    Promoting social networks for older people - discussion questions

    Discussion questions developed by Community Care Northern Beaches for use with Research to Practice Briefing 2: Promoting social networks for older people.

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  • May 2009

    Caring for older Australians - discussion questions

    Discussion questions developed by Community Care Northern Beaches for use with Research to Practice Briefing 1: Caring for older Australians.

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